about-face

about-face
noun Etymology: from the imperative phrase about face Date: 1861 1. a 180° turn to the right from the position of attention 2. a reversal of direction 3. a reversal of attitude, behavior, or point of viewabout-face intransitive verb

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  • About Face — can refer to: * about face , a military movement in which a unit or soldier makes a 180 degree turn. * About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, Colonel David H. Hackworth s Autobiography * About Face , a 1984 album by David Gilmour. *… …   Wikipedia

  • About Face — Studioalbum von David Gilmour Veröffentlichung 5. März 1984 Label Harvest Records, EMI …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • About Face — Álbum de David Gilmour Publicación 27 de Marzo de 1984 Grabación 1983 Género(s) Rock Duración 45:18 (Lp Original) …   Wikipedia Español

  • about-face — about faces N COUNT An about face is a complete change of attitude or opinion. Few observers believe the president will do an about face and start spending more. Syn: about turn, volte face …   English dictionary

  • about-face — ☆ about face [ə bout′fās΄, ə bout′fās′; ] for v. [, ə bout΄fās′ ] n. 1. a sharp turn to the opposite direction, esp. in response to a military command 2. a sharp change in attitude or opinion vi. about faced, about facing to turn or face in the… …   English World dictionary

  • about face — If someone changes their mind completely, this is an about face. It can be used when companies, governments, etc, change their position on an issue …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • about face — about′ face′ interj. mil (used as a military command to perform an about face.) • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • about-face — [n] change in direction changeabout, double, doubleback, reversal, reverse, turn, turnabout, volte face; concept 697 …   New thesaurus

  • About Face — «About Face»  второй сольный альбом Дэвида Гилмора, бывшего участника прог рок группы Pink Floyd. Альбом вышел 27 марта 1984 года. Композиции «Until We Sleep» «Murder» «Love On The Air» «Blue Light» «Out Of The Blue» «All Lovers Are Deranged»… …   Википедия

  • about-face — index reversal, reversion (act of returning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • about face — (used as a military command to perform an about face). [1860 65, Amer.] * * * a|bout face «noun. uh BOWT FAYS; verb. uh BOWT FAYS», noun, verb, faced, fac|ing. Especially U.S. –n. 1. a turning or going in the opposite direction. 2. a shift to the …   Useful english dictionary

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